Substance abuse is a lifelong problem that typically affects people long after they leave a treatment center. Unfortunately, patients who struggle with substance abuse often struggle with cravings and addictive behaviors for many years past their treatment, and possibly even for the rest of their lives. One way that Southern California Addiction Center combats this is by teaching our patients coping skills to ensure that they have the right tools to achieve sobriety and stay sober.
What Are Coping Skills?
Coping skills are skills that we use to make sense of any negative emotions or energy that we feel. Most people develop a healthy set of coping skills as a child. They are either taught specific coping skills by their school teachers or parents, or they simply observe the adults in their lives utilizing coping skills and mimic them. As children grow older, they learn their own set of coping skills by learning to maneuver through difficult situations and deal with their overly erratic emotions.
Coping skills can either be good or bad, depending on their outcome. In general, coping skills allow you to deal with stress. An example of a good stress relieving coping skill is exercise, and an example of a bad stress relieving coping skill is substance abuse. If you or your loved one has been struggling with substance abuse, then you or your loved one may need to learn more coping skills and mechanisms to deal with substance cravings and everyday stressors. Here at Southern California Addiction Center, we can help you or your loved one learn the coping skills necessary to stay sober and live a fulfilling life after recovery.
Healthy Coping Skills
One of the critical parts of therapy at Southern California Addiction Center is to teach our patients healthy coping skills. In doing so, our patients can learn to kick their substance abuse issue and enter recovery with the skills to stay sober. Examples of healthy coping skills that Southern California Addiction Center teaches patients to include exercise, meditation, spirituality, spending time with friends and family, reading, and writing. Through our multifaceted therapy sessions and treatment plans, we offer many different types of activities for our patients to partake in to learn coping skills.
Coping Skills Therapy
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, then one of the mainstays of treatment will be to turn you or your loved one’s bad coping skills into good ones. Our treatment center accomplishes this through many different types of therapy. We offer exercise therapy, outdoor therapy, music therapy and more to help patients redirect their negative emotions into healthy activities. Plus, our professional counselors and medical professionals also speak with our patients about coping skills many times throughout a patient’s recovery journey.
Our treatment center also offers dialectical behavior therapy for patients who struggle the most with their emotions and self-control. This type of treatment is a two-phase therapy that involves one on one sessions and group sessions. In dialectical behavior therapy, patients learn to recognize their negative emotions, get rid of them or turn them into positive emotions. Dialectical behavior therapy allows patients to learn to truly cope with their addiction and in turn, cope with their recovery.
Aftercare for Substance Abuse
Aftercare is a term that is used to describe all of the work that a patient must complete once their treatment plan is over and they are in their own environment. Aftercare is an essential part of substance abuse recovery because it involves patients staying on the path to recovery. At Southern California Addiction Center, we offer multiple sessions that deal with what happens after you or your loved one graduates from our program. Many of these sessions deal with learning healthy coping skills to address cravings, triggers, and any temptations that you or your loved one may encounter after treatment. These aftercare sessions are a vital part of you or your loved one’s treatment plan because they truly give you or your loved one the tools to succeed in recovery.
How Southern California Addiction Center Can Help
Southern California Addiction Center (SCAC) is a fully licensed treatment center that offers a variety of treatments for patients who struggle with substance abuse. We provide therapy options such as dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and one on one therapy sessions to help our patients figure out the root cause of their addiction and figure out how to deal with their addiction once they are released from treatment.
We believe in catering to each individual patient, which is why we have such high success rates. By getting to know each of our patients, we create individualized therapy sessions and treatment plans for each person. This allows our patients to truly have the best chance at success, and honestly feel like each aspect of their treatment plan is worth their while. In turn, patients and our professionals form a trusting bond that can aid in recovery. If you or a loved one is suffering from substance abuse, then contact us today for more detailed information about how we can help.
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